Lauren and James's wedding was about family, good music and food - everything they love the most. The Great Higham Farm - a great secluded venue in Kentish countryside, was a perfect location for an informal, festival style relaxed celebration. A lot of Lauren and James's close family and friends stayed on the farm, and everyone really pitched in on the morning of the wedding day helping with decorations and last minute preparations. The couple decided on a ceremony in a family church in Lauren's home town of Whitstable. James couldn't help but smile when he saw Lauren walking down the aisle with her dad. They stood together, hand in hand, and said their vows holding each other's gaze. The ceremony was made very special by incorporating reading from Shakespeare's Sonnet (James is an English teacher) and by Bob Marley, read by a mutual friend who introduced the couple at university. A lovely service was followed by reception at the farm with guests enjoying Whitstable oysters and food Lauren and James chose based on the countries they travelled to - Italian Antipasti, Thai fishcakes, Maxican ceviche and South American coffee. Live music was played throughout the day reflecting their love for festivals, bands and gigs. It was a beautiful day in August and it couldn't have gone better. Huge congratulations to my wonderful couple!
Bride's dress - from Teokath in Canterbury
Make-up - Elena Thompson
Car hire - Kent Beetles
Band - In-Laws via Function Central
Flowers - Jane at Graham Greener